El-Views by Maria Dominguez
Central Library, Lobby Gallery
Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 24, 6 pm, Lobby Gallery
In September 2002 the MTA Arts in Transit Program permanently installed 16 panels of brilliant stained glass windows at Chauncey Street Station in Brooklyn. Visual artist Maria Dominguez created the original paintings that were then translated into glass.
Dominguez interviewed residents and photographed areas around the station, which enabled her to depict the rich culture of the neighborhood. The motifs in her pieces are those precious daily tasks often overlooked by the demands of a busy city life. The work is rich with sensibility, but endowed with the humanity of each person and place who inspired El-Views.
Maria Dominguez was born in Puerto Rico and has had numerous exhibitions, received many awards and most significantly, has created many community murals over the last 20 years. She has been an arts administrator and artist educator in institutions such as Studio in a School and Solomon Guggenheim Museum's Learning Through Art program. She also directed the Education Department at El Museo del Barrio for seven years.
The paintings in this exhibition are 13" by 13" acrylic on paper, 2002.
Lobby Gallery exhibitions are supported by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.